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Healthy Fast-food Choices

February 14, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

McDonald’s and Jollibee seem to be a pair… When one sees McDonald’s in a corner street, not far from it is a Jollibee outlet. Each is endorsed by well known celebrities and both have a social dimension of helping the less privileged children.

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Tips for Staying Well Hydrated

February 12, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

  • Have a beverage with every meal and snack.
  • Choose beverages that you enjoy. Several studies show that children and adults consume about 45 percent to 50 percent more liquid when it’s flavored vs. plain water.
  • Eat more fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables tend to have high water content, which makes them a great option for helping you meet your hydration needs.
  • Don’t exclusively rely on thirst. Sometimes thirst is not a reliable measure of hydration because of medications or other health conditions. Keep a water bottle or beverage at your desk, in your car, in your bag or wherever you will be reminded to drink.
  • Keep beverages at moderate temperature. Fluids served at moderate temperatures — temperatures that are neither hot nor cold — tend to be consumed in greater volumes.
  • Follow the American College of Sports Medicine recommendations for fluid intake before, during and after physical activity
  • Choose your beverage that fit your activity level and lifestyle. If you are watching your calorie intake, consider choosing a low-calorie beverage or create your own refreshing light beverages. Also be aware of the calorie content of the beverages you drink.

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To Drink or not to Drink

February 11, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Water is the simplest and most important beverage. It is an essential nutrient and medium of life. Water constitutes about 60 percent of an adult’s weight and a higher percentage of a child’s.

We often associate thirst to drinking water otherwise you will be dehydrated. From the Greek word hydor, which signifies water, to hydrate means the process of supplying water or liquid in order to maintain a healthy balance. Fluid intake does not necessarily mean just plain water intake. This can also connote to fruit/vegetable juices, soups, gelatin, popsicles, sodas and even alcoholic beverages.

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Insulin Pens More Cost-Effective than Syringes

February 1, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Patients with type 2 diabetes who already require regular insulin injections may save more using insulin pens than traditional syringes. Results of a new- study found that using pre-loaded insulin pens were more cost-effective than the traditional insulin therapy using syringes.

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Halting the Metabolic Syndrome

January 27, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Metabolic syndrome is a term for a condition in which risk factors—such as abdominal obesity, high triglyceride level, low level of good cholesterol (also known as high-density lipoprotein cholesterol or HDL-C), high blood pressure, and high blood sugar—cluster together, putting a patient at higher risk for heart disease, diabetes mellitus, and stroke.

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Understanding the Diabetic Diet

January 25, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

You’ve heard it all before. Eat more veggies. Eat more fiber. Eat more fish. Put down the saltshaker. Limit the fat. Be active. Don’tmoke. And don’t drink too much alcohol. What’s the deal? If you follow these advice, will it really make a difference in how well and how long you live? In a word, YES. You can bet your life on it. If you could grow old in good health without having a heart attack or getting diabetes and its complications, wouldn’t you be willing to do just about anything — including improving your diet and activity habits? Of course, you would. And you can start today.

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Are There Medicines that prevent Diabetes?

January 20, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy News 0

Eating well, incorporating regular physical activity into your daily routine and maintaining proper weight are still all key to preventing type 2 diabetes. This is particularly important in people already with risk factors — like being overweight, having close relatives with diabetes, having had diabetes during a previous pregnancy or if one already has prediabetes (a condition wherein blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes). But because some people would rather take a pill than go to the gym, researchers have looked at certain medications and their efficacy on diabetes prevention.

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Are you likely to get Diabetes?

January 19, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Whether it’s type 1 or type 2, we all know that diabetes mellitus is a serious ailment with devastating consequences in the heart, eyes, kidneys, limbs, and other organs of our body.

But how would you know if you or any other member of your family is at risk for getting diabetes? Endocrinologist Dr. Gertrude Santos, a member of the Obesity and Nutrition Task Force of the Philippine Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE–PC) reveals several factors, including “family history of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, overweight or obese state, sedentary lifestyle, previously identified impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose, hypertension, increased levels of triglycerides, low concentrations of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol or both, history of gestational diabetes, history of an infant with a birth weight of greater than 8 lbs, polycystic ovarian syndrome and even psychiatric illness.”

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Simple Ways to add Years to your Life

January 18, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

People today are adding more years to their lives thanks to medical science – but they hate to be called old. For instance, if you happen to attend alumni homecomings or family anniversaries, you will encounter some people who are “past their prime,” as they want to be called. In 1978, the Associated Press first used the description “near-elderly,” according to William Safire of The New York Times. This “is the fatalistic term, embraced by middle-aged demographers – those from 40 to 60 or so.”

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Navigating Adult Patient Empowerment thru Educational Strategies

January 15, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes Educators on the diabetes health care team play an important, albeit underutilized, role in the care of patients with diabetes. The most optimistic estimate is that less than 30% of diabetic patients receive any diabetes education at all despite the fact that diabetes is increasing in prevalence worldwide. In particular, type 2 diabetes has reached epidemic proportions over the last several decades. The 2008 National Nutrition Health Survey reported a nationwide prevalence of 4.8% based on fasting blood sugar alone. Worldwide, the International Diabetes Federation estimated the global prevalence as 6.6%.

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